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Why I Don't Pray for North Korea to "Open to the Gospel"

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

As I travel to speak about North Korea, I frequently hear Christians say, "I have been praying for many years for North Korea to open to the Gospel." This is a very understandable sentiment due to how North Korea is portrayed in the news. Take for instance the recent Associated Press...

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On The Death Of Our North Korean Student, Mrs. Choi

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Today, Holy Saturday, we are having the memorial service for our former student named Mrs. Choi. She was born February 10th, 1973. Her hometown was Chungjin, in North Hamgyeong Province. She was sold in China and lived near Harbin for some years, giving birth to a son. She came to Korea on April...

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It's now the post-missionary age of NK ministry, and its newest hero is Mrs. MG

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

People sometimes mistakenly label Dr. Foley and me as "missionaries to North Korea." Actually, we are not missionaries but rather servants of the persecuted church of North Korea. Everything we do for North Koreans, we do in support of, in partnership with, and at the request of the North Korean...

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An NK Bible Smuggling Story: How God Smuggles Bibles By Transforming Hearts, Not Deceiving Eyes

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

I met a young North Korean man Sunday who was newly arrived in South Korea. He had defected shortly after completing his mandatory ten year military service. He had caught my attention during the worship service where I was preaching because he held eye contact with me the entire time, had...

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Congratulations to Ji Seong Ho, but the biggest North Korean heroes are those who cross the border in the other direction

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Ji Seong Ho may now be the best-known North Korean defector on the planet. The image of him holding his crutches aloft as President Trump told his story in the State of the Union address will not soon be forgotten. President Trump said that Mr. Ji is "a testament to the yearning of every human...

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Do North Koreans Actually Believe in the Official North Korean Ideology?

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

More and more news reports and human rights organizations these days assert that more and more North Koreans are having doubts about the Juche ideology. (Juche is North Korea's official belief system that is also sometimes referred to in the West as Kim Il Sung-ism, since the Juche ideology...

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How many Christians are there in North Korea?

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Generally, the most straightforward questions about North Korea are the hardest ones to answer—not only for the general public, but even for North Korean analysts and intelligence agencies. For years, North Korea has been called “the failure of the intelligence community,&rdquo...

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Why the North Korean Church is Growing Faster than the US and the South Korean Church Combined

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

If I were to ask you, "Where is the church growing faster? America or North Korea?", how would you answer? The correct answer is North Korea. If I were to ask you, "Where is the church growing faster? South Korea or North Korea?", how would you answer? The correct answer is North Korea. The...

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The Best Books On North Korea For Christians

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

More and more books are being written on North Korea. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer of these books are good, and many of the truly excellent books on North Korea are falling out of print and increasingly difficult to find. If you are a Christian interested in North Korea, I recommend procuring...

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Do North Koreans Really Need the Bible More Than Food or Clothing?

Posted by Margaret Foley on

During the summer, our balloon rooms are always a bustling place. People from around the world work elbow to elbow. Small, blue bibles are stacked on each table. Some people sing hymns. Others share scriptures. Some muse to one another about how surreal it is to hold the same Bible that a...

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